Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorFields, Gary S.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-17T17:20:03Z
dc.date.available2020-11-17T17:20:03Z
dc.date.issued1999-01-01
dc.identifier.other2244939
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/75495
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] Since 1980, however, family income inequality in Taiwan has risen slowly but steadily. In this chapter, we apply decomposition methodologies devised by Fei and co-authors and by Shorrocks to Taiwan's Family Income and Expenditure Surveys to quantify the sources of Taiwan's rising family income inequality. Our principal finding is that labor income inequality accounts for more than 100 percent of the observed change— that is, household income inequality would have increased even more had not business income, property income and transfer income contributed to an equalization of incomes. However, the reason for this is not that individual earnings became more unequally distributed, because they did not. Rather, working people combined into households in a way that led to increased household income inequality. This, along with the decline of multigenerational families in Taiwan, indicates the prime importance of demographic factors in explaining Taiwan's rising income inequality.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsRequired Publisher Statement: © Edward Elgar Publishing. Reprinted with permission. Downloading this material is permitted for personal use only. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectTaiwan
dc.subjecthousehold income inequality
dc.subjectearnings
dc.subjectdevelopment
dc.titleEconomic and Demographic Aspects of Taiwan's Rising Family Income Inequality
dc.typeunassigned
dc.description.legacydownloadsFields25_Economic_and_Demographic_Aspects_of_Taiwan_s_Rising.pdf: 1347 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationFields, Gary S.: gsf2@cornell.edu Cornell University


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Statistics